Felicia Cullars currently serves as the Georgia Department of Education STEM Coordinator and has served on many panels advocating for STEM/STEAM education in Georgia schools. In addition to working with the Georgia STEM/STEAM programs, she works with Georgia CTAE to promote students in nontraditional careers. One area of focus in that role is promoting females in construction, welding, engineering and many other STEM fields. Felicia has been an educator for over 15 years, and her primary areas of educational leadership are in the disciplines of mathematics and STEM education. She holds a master’s degree in mathematics education from Walden University and a specialist degree in educational leadership from Georgia College and State University.
Caitlin Daughtery Kokenes
Caitlin Daugherty Kokenes
Caitlin Daugherty Kokenes is a Project Associate for the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, where she works closely with the Policy and Research Director to research educational best practices and advocate for improved student outcomes in Georgia. She joined the Partnership in April 2016 after serving as a Policy Analyst for the Southern Regional Education Board. Caitlin has worked in the past as a teacher, tutor, and program director. She holds a Master of Science in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Hispanic Studies from Auburn University as well as a BA in Political Science and Spanish from Auburn University. Caitlin serves as a mentor for local elementary school students and current Georgia Tech public policy students.
Sarah Bent is the Assistant Director of Mathematics Leadership Programs at Mount Holyoke College. In this role, she runs the Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics program and designs and facilitates professional learning opportunities for teachers and math coaches. Sarah also teaches math and math education graduate courses at the college. Prior to her work at the college, Sarah was a third and fourth grade teacher in Chesterfield, Massachusetts and an adjunct faculty member at Westfield State University. She recently served as a collaborating teacher for a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research project, “Using Routines as a Strategy for Developing Elementary Students’ Conception of Proof.” Her current interests include the role of context in supporting conceptual understanding and mathematical modeling in science class through different levels of inquiry.
Last updated: 12/13/2017